Local Government Drives ‘L’ Plate Success in Bruce Rock

Posted on: Thursday, 22 March 2018 at 12:00:00 AM

Local Government Drives ‘L’ Plate Success in Bruce Rock

The Shire of Bruce Rock has provided an opportunity for young team members to gain valuable, on-the-job supervised driving hours whilst also providing a range of driving experiences.

Jayden Jetta from Bruce Rock recently gained his manual driver's licence after many hours of supervision from dedicated work mates.
 
Employed by the Shire of Bruce Rock as a gardener, Jayden was given the opportunity to gain his learner's permit and continue to gain extra supervised driving hours whilst in the workplace.
 
This initiative of the ‘Learners’ program has been a success story of cooperation between senior staff and new employees.
 
“We have made employment decisions subject to the applicant being prepared to complete their driver training when they have not had a licence," Shire of Bruce Rock Chief Executive Officer, Darren Mollenyux said.

"Jayden is the first of three employees who have completed some of their supervised driving under the care of senior staff members, resulting in them gaining their probationary licence.”

“They have also been able to complete more supervised driving hours than required, which research tells us will contribute to them being safer drivers.” he said.
 
Geoff Wilkins, Head Gardener at the Shire of Bruce Rock, said it was very satisfying to see young people gain their independence and confidence when obtaining their licence.

"I feel we are giving them good knowledge and a range of experiences on the road, which will contribute to making them safe drivers into the future,” he said.
 
It has been an exciting time for Jayden who was recently offered a mechanical apprenticeship with the Shire of Bruce Rock and purchased his first car.

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Pictured above: Geoff Wilkins and Darren Mollenyux congratulate Jayden Jetta on passing his probationary driving test. 

To find out how you can get involved in road safety initiatives in the Wheatbelt South, contact Road Safety Advisor Rodney Thorton on 0409 689 313 or email rthornton@walga.asn.au

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